Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Euceraphis punctipennis

Euceraphis punctipennis (Zetterstedt, 1828)

downy-birch aphid

on Betula

Euceraphis punctipennis

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Adult apterae are unusually large (3-5 mm); they are winged. They live, usually solitary, at the underside of the leaves and on the young shoots.

host plants

Betulaceae, narrowly monophagous

Betula pendula, pubescens.


Blackman & Eastop (2017), Börner & Franz (1956a), Dransfield & Brightwell (2015a), Franquinho Aguiar & Ilharco (2001a), Heie (1982a), Hellrigl (2004a), Holman (1996a) , Kollár (2007a), Łabanowski & Soika (2011a), Lampel (1988a), Lampel & Meier (2003a), López Rodríguez & Nieto Nafría (1983a), Mier Durante & Nieto Nafría (1981a, 1997a), Nieto Nafría & Mier Durante (1998a), Osiadacz & Wieczorek (2003a), Pérez Hidalgo, Martínez Peláez & Nieto Nafría (2001a), Ripka, Reider & Szalay-Marzsó (1998a), Stroyan (1977a), Tambs-Lyche & Heie (1984a), Weis (1955a), Wieczorek & Kanturski (2011a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 2.ii.2021